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Youth Auditions - Grease

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Youth Auditions - Grease


The Young Artists Theatre Program at Civic Theatre in the Tarkington Center for the Performing Arts


Auditions are open to all students ages 14 – 18
(Entering freshman year of high school through recent graduates)

Please choose to attend one of the following:

Saturday, April 29 @ 10am
All those auditioning must be present at the start of auditions.

  • 9:30 am: Registration Table Opens
  • 10:00 am: Dance audition (all dance first!)
  • After the dance call: Vocal Auditions; please prepare 16 bars to sing
  • You may be asked to read from the script

Sunday, April 30 @ 1:00 pm
All those auditioning must be present at the start of auditions.

  • 12:30 pm: Registration Table Opens
  • 1:00 pm: Dance audition (all dance first!)
  • After the dance call: Vocal Auditions; please prepare 16 bars to sing
  • You may be asked to read from the script

Auditions are held at Civic Theatre in the Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032. Please arrive at the Civic Theatre Education Suite by 10:00 am on Saturday and in the Tarkington Lobby by 1:00 pm on Sunday. They will be doing the mandatory movement/dance part of the audition first each day. Registration will close once the dance audition begins. After the dance auditions, students will sing individually in the order that they sign in.

Please bring the following with you to the audition:

  • Your best 16 measures or a chorus from a musical theatre song or a song similar in style to those in GREASE (sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided)
  • They might ask you to sing something else at your audition. It is not required to bring a contrasting piece, but if you have one, please bring it along.
  • A current photo of yourself that can be attached to your audition form
  • The following forms (these forms will also be available at the registration table on the day of auditions):
    • Audition Form (available on the website)
    • Conflict Sheet (available on the website)

There will be a $120 supply and program fee if cast in GREASE. Scholarships are available. More information will be available at the audition registration table about what this fee covers.

If you have any questions, please email Anne Beck, Coordinator of the Young Artists Program at

Sunday, June 11 @ 1pm
One parent must attend with cast member

Sunday, June 11 @ 1pm- 6pm
Immediately following the Company meeting


These GREASE Audition Prep Workshops are designed to help prepare you to be your absolute BEST on audition day. You will learn GREASE choreography, learn about the show, the roles, and the exciting 50’s era dance steps. Come gain all the tools to help your audition be its best! Both workshops held by staff who will be at the auditions.

SATURDAY, April 15 @ 2:00- 4:00pm w/ GREASE Director/Choreographer Ron Morgan
SUNDAY, April 23 @ 11:00- 1:00pm w/ YAP Coordinator Anne Beck

Grease Characters

DANNY ZUKO: Male, High School Teen(Range: tenor, D4–B5)
The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm

SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female, High School Teen (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5)
New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent

BETTY RIZZO: Female, High School Teen (Range:Alto A3–C5)
Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable

FRENCHY: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3–D5)
A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician

MARTY: Female, High School Teen (Range Alto, C4–C5)

The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

JAN: Female, High School Teen(Range: Alto, A3-C5)
Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys

DOODY: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)
The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

KENICKIE: Male, High School Teen(Range: Tenor, C4–F5)
The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

SONNY LATIERRI: Male, High School Teen(Range: baritone, G3–A5)
A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer

ROGER:Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)
The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas

VINCE FONTAINE: Male, High School Teen (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’

CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, C4–C5)
The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

EUGENE FLORCZYK: Male, High School Teen(Range: Tenor, A3–E5)
The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.

JOHNNY CASINO: Male, High School Teen (Range:Tenor, G4-E5)
All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence

MISS LYNCH: Female, Age Flexible(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher

PATTY SIMCOX: Female, High School Teen(Range: Alto, D4-A4)
A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

TEEN ANGEL: Male, Age Flexible(Range: Tenor, E4–F5)
Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.

The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.

A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think.

Radio Voice: Male, Age Flexible (Rage: Tenor, A3–C5)
A Radio Voice